Motherhood Out Loud, With Randy Graff, Mary Bacon, Begins Off-Broadway Sept. 20

News   Motherhood Out Loud, With Randy Graff, Mary Bacon, Begins Off-Broadway Sept. 20
Tony Award winner Randy Graff, Mary Bacon, James Lecesne and Saidah Arrika Ekulona share stories of mothers and children in Motherhood Out Loud, a new dramatic anthology that begins Off-Broadway Sept. 20 as part of Primary Stages 2011-2012 season.

Randy Graff
Randy Graff

Lisa Peterson, who has been developing the piece with over a dozen writers the past few seasons, directs the New York debut of the play that will officially open Oct. 4 for a run through Oct. 29 at 59E59 Theaters.

Motherhood Out Loud has contributions from Leslie Ayvazian, David Cale, Jessica Goldberg, Beth Henley, Lameece Issaq, Claire LaZebnik, Lisa Loomer, Michele Lowe, Marco Pennette, Theresa Rebeck, Luanne Rice, Annie Weisman and Cheryl L. West.

Graff (City of Angels, Les Miserables, Fiddler on the Roof) and Ekulona (Well, Ruined) appeared in a 2009 developmental run of Motherhood at the Bay Street Theatre. Lecesne (Boys in the Band) was part of the Hartford Stage premiere and recent Geffen Playhouse run (under the title In Mother Words). Bacon (Rock 'n' Roll, Happy Now?) is new to the production.

According to Primary Stages, "When entrusting the subject of motherhood to such a dazzling collection of celebrated American writers, what results is a joyous, moving, hilarious, and altogether thrilling theatrical play. Utterly unpredictable, Motherhood Out Loud shatters traditional notions about parenthood, unveils its inherent comedy and celebrates the deeply personal truths that span and unite generations. Motherhood Out Loud reveals with illuminating insight the humor, raw emotions and rocky roads we experience in life."

The design team includes Rachel Hauk (set design), David C. Woolard (costume design), Christopher Kuhl (lighting design), Jill B.C. DuBoff (sound design), Jan Hartley (projection design) and Emily Hubley (animation).

For tickets phone (212) 279-4200. For more information, visit

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